Aviation Advocate: Flexjet’s Top Lawyer Brings a Varied Background to the Tarmac
Flexjet senior director of legal services Bruce Marshall wants his Richardson-based company to be known as a “private aviation solutions provider.” The company arranges whole aircraft management and fractional ownership; sells “jet cards,” which give customers a certain amount of flying time; and offers charter services.

Let the Competitive Bidding for Outside Counsel Begin
In 2008, GlaxoSmithKline’s then-head of litigation Bob Harchut was appointed “SPOC of the GELRT.” No, GSK wasn’t sending its associate general counsel into outer space, but he was exploring a new frontier for legal departments: competitive bidding.

Hot Employment Law Issues at the High Court
The U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its new term in October, which includes two employment cases of interest: one under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the other under Title VII. Michael P. Maslanka takes a look at the two cases.

Technology Tools and Tips for In-House Lawyers
Technology continues to drive and change corporate America. For in-house counsel, technology also impacts the pace and intensity of the workplace. Keith H. Mullen offers some tips and tools to help in-housers succeed in a 24/7 legal world.

Special Report: Banking & Finance

Two Key Developments in the JOBS Act
When President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law on April 5, it ushered in a new era for U.S. securities law and for companies of all sizes that access U.S. capital markets, writes Douglas W. Clayton. In-house lawyers at those companies need to be aware of the changes that benefit their companies.

Legal Issues Raised by 21st-Century Banking Options
Whether a general counsel’s company and its bank are large or small, technology can help manage their financial relationships. Both businesses want convenient, flexible services delivered as securely as possible. Karen M. Neeley offers a review of certain financial products along with a brief discussion of the emerging legal issues.

Changes Loom for Banking Institutions
Nowhere have the manifestations of regulatory reform been more concentrated than in the areas of capital planning and capital adequacy, writes Bruce E. Toppin III.